Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Eastern long-necked turtle (Chelodina longicollis) - BIODIVERSITY

The eastern long-necked turtle is an east Australian species of snake-necked turtle that inhabits a wide variety of water bodies and is an opportunistic feeder. It is a side-necked turtle (Pleurodire), meaning that it bends its head sideways into its shell rather than pulling it directly back.When it feels threatened, this turtle will emit an offensive smelling fluid from its musk glands.


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